Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010

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"From the long-stemmed pipe to snuff, the water pipe, hand-rolled cigarettes, and finally, manufactured cigarettes, the history of tobacco in China is the fascinating story of a commodity that became a hallmark of modern mass consumerism. Carol Benedict follows the spread of Chinese tobacco use from the sixteenth century, when it was introduced to China from the New World, through the development of commercialized tobacco cultivation, and to the present day. Along the way, she analyzes the factors that have shaped China's ...

Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010 2011, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520262775

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